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Old 08-07-2005, 12:17 PM
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The batteries on my 1999 342 Boss are dead and the engine hatch is closed. Anyone know if there is an emergency access hatch so I can get at the batteries to charge?
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:46 PM
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I'm not sure on your boat. Some are made where you can lift the hatch manually far enought to pull a pin to disconect the hatch, others have a set of leads to the battery under the rear seat. Seems my buddy had the leads in his Baja.
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:25 PM
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Do you have a cigarette lighter socket on board? Get an adapter of some sorts and cut the opposite end off, plug the good end into the cigarette lighter and the wires to the appropriate side of a jumper boost back, extra battery or a battery charger. Then raise the hatch.

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Old 08-07-2005, 06:41 PM
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Thanks - appreciate the help. This is what I did and the problem was solved easily.
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:39 PM
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Good to hear !!!!
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:28 PM
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Now think of a plan if the lift were to go bad.
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:01 AM
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Shorepower Plug In If You Have It!!
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:34 AM
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Now think of a plan if the lift were to go bad.
Pull the hinge pins and lift it manually from behind, then squeeze in and pull the pin on the acuator. (assuming you have access to the hinge pins)
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 342boss
Thanks - appreciate the help. This is what I did and the problem was solved easily.
Which way did you do it?
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On my Powerquest I can lift the hatch manually if the battery is disconnected. I figured that out while removing the batteries for winter storgae. Just get your hands under the hatch, and lift.
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